Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Shame on Marc Lemont Hill (Temple University)

Hat tip The College Fix

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Temple University Professor Marc Lemont Hill, who appears regularly on cable news channels, has really gone off the end with this one. On his Instagram account, Hill posted birthday greetings to convicted cop killer and fugitive Assata Shakur (real name JoAnne Chesimard), who since her escape from an American prison, has been living in Cuba.

While Hill does not come across on TV as a hardhead, behind his friendly TV demeanor is a guy with radical beliefs. Shakur was committing her crimes before Hill was even born, yet he is so sure of her innocence. Maybe the learned professor should keep in mind that flight is evidence of guilt, at least an element.

Notwithstanding Hill's hagiographic description of Shakur, the American public has no sympathy for cop killers. Thus, Shakur can look forward to spending her final years in Cuba. Who knows? Maybe when she dies, the Cubans will entomb her next to that other icon of the left, Ernesto "Che" Guevara.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Oh, for a minute I thought the professor had done something seriously compromising, like a numbskull in Texas who reportedly thinks violence against 'white people' is OK, whatever a 'white person' is. But this is tame stuff. Happy Birthday, Assata. We'll never know exactly what happened on that freeway, but the evidence falls way short of clear and convincing, let alone beyond a reasonable doubt. We have more pressing matters to worry about, like the shooting death of a police officer in Milwaukee who is being widely recognized as "one of the good ones," while apprehending someone who really needs to be taken off the street.

Gary Fouse said...

I expect justice for every murder victim.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I also. (The phrase "me too" is taken). But we were discussing WHETHER a certain death was murder or not.